The number of remote workers has increased by 44 percent in the last five years. As a result of these changes, the layout of how offices work has shifted. Remote workers serve as a catalyst even if you aren’t running a fully remote team.
1. The Scheduler
One of the leading problems remote workers face is separating their work lives from their personal life. Surveys show 22% of remote workers have trouble unplugging after work.
2. The Extrovert
‘The extrovert’ depends on other people to keep them motivated. Often this is the person who sends pictures and funny memes in the group chat. They work well in team settings, mediate conflicts, and ease communication between your remote staff. You can also count on them to break the ice in online meetings.
3. The Solo Act
The solo act is a natural at working from home. Statistically, 77% of remote employees claim their productivity increases when working from home. The solo act works well independently. They require little oversight and can deliver quality work with short deadlines.
4. The Freelancer
The addition of remote workers to the market has changed how offices work. A huge part of this is the freedom it provides, from schedules, time constraints, and geographical restrictions. Remote working has also driven up the number of freelancers.
5. The Newbie
If you think remote working is a big deal now just wait a few years. Research shows that 42% of employees plan to transition into remote working within five years. This brings us to the final type of worker, ‘The Newbie.’
When you’re hiring remote staff, you need to identify which type they fall into to manage your remote team successfully.